Course syllabus RRSPG - Social-politcal geography (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: RRSPG
Course title in language of instruction: Sociálně-politická geografie
Course title in Czech: Social-politcal geography
Course title in English: Social-politcal geography
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Lukáš Nevěděl, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Social-politcal geography in English
Aims of the course:
The main target of subject Social-political geography in English is to give basic knowledge in the fields of historical geography, spatial science, time geography, cultural geography, behavioural geography, social geography and political geography. Students will be able to use basic scientific methods for creating new analysis, synthesis and knowledge.
Course contents:
1.Cultural geographies and spatial science (allowance 14/7)
a.History of geography, historical geography
b.Spatial science, time geography
c.Cultural turn -- perception, imagination, mental maps, humanistic and behavioural geography
d.Ethnicity, religions
e.Writings and languages
f.Social geography (gender, queer), networking

2.Selected issues of political geography (allowance 14/7)
a.Borders, nationality, geopolitics
b.Conflicts, separatism
c.International organization and cooperation
d.Uneven development, diffusion of innovations
e.Current problems of the world
f.Development versus development, glocalisation -- LETS

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to solve problems
-Science and research skills

Specific competences:
-Ability to identify topics suitable for qualitative research.
-Ability to use geopolitical concepts.
-Ability to use qualitative research methods.
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solving cultural and political issues in a broader context.

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     seminar28 h
     consultation14 h
     preparation for exam56 h
     preparation for regular assessment42 h
Total168 h
Assessment methods:
A credit obtained on continuous preparation at seminars (readings and team discussions). Students have to obtain 50,1 % and more points of written test; 50,1 % and more points of written examination and oral examination.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQHENDL, J.Kvalitativní výzkum: základní teorie, metody a aplikacePrahaPortál2008978-80-7367-485-4
RQHARRINGTON, A. et al.Moderní sociální teorie: základní témata a myšlenkové proudyPortál200680-7367-093-3
RQRural geography : processes, responses and experiences in rural restructuringLondonSAGE2007978-0-7619-4760-8
RQDANĚK, P. -- NAVRÁTILOVÁ, A. -- HILDEBRANDOVÁ, M. -- STOJANOV, R.Approaching The Other: Four Projects of Western DominationOlomoucPalacký University2008978-80-244-2046-2
RQRUBENSTEIN, J M.The cultural landscape: an introduction to human geographyBostonPrentice Hall978-0-321-67735-8


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 02/03/2014.

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